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Bret Michaels is expected to be able to resume normal activities in a few weeks.
updated 1/26/2011 5:04:37 PM ET 2011-01-26T22:04:37

Officials at a Phoenix hospital say rock star Bret Michaels has been released from their care following a successful heart procedure.

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center said Wednesday that Michaels left the hospital. The doctor who treated him reported the procedure to fix a hole in his heart produced excellent results.

Dr. Mansour Assar says the singer is expected to be able to return to normal activities in a few weeks.

Doctors discovered the hole in Michael's heart in April while treating him for a brain hemorrhage.

Surgeons Monday inserted a catheter into a vein in Michaels' groin with a closure device attached.

Doctors said the closure device will stay in Michaels' heart permanently to stop abnormal blood flow between two chambers of his heart.

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  1. Just happy to be here

    Bret Michaels attends the "Celebrity Apprentice" Season 3 finale after party at Trump SoHo in New York on Sunday, May 23. (Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Get a job!

    Michaels, left, celebrates after being "hired" by Donald Trump, as Holly Robinson Peete looks on during the finale of "Celebrity Apprentice" on Sunday, May 23. (NBC) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Business class

    Michaels is shown fourth from right as part of the cast of Donald Trump's latest "Celebrity Apprentice." The rocker, 47, was in critical condition on April 26 after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Trump, center in red tie, issued a statement that he was "deeply saddened" to hear of Michael's medical condition. "He's a great competitor and champion," Trump said, "and I hope he will be fine." (Mitch Haaseth / NBC) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Work it out

    Michaels, left, and former Olympian Michael Johnson are seen in an episode of "Celebrity Apprentice." (Ali Goldstein / NBC) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Watch your head!

    Michaels, center, performs with former Poison bandmates C.C. DeVille, left, and Bobby Dall right, at the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 7, 2009. Michaels was hit in the face with a set piece during the performance. (Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Straight off the bus

    Michaels performs during the kickoff of the "Rock of Love Bus Tour" at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Jan. 31, 2009. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. He wants to be their rock

    Michaels was the center of attention on the VH1 series "Rock of Love," where women competed for the affection of the musician turned reality star. (Scott Odgers / VH1) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Oh, that old trick

    Michaels busts out the guitar for the contestants on the first season of "Rock of Love." (Scott Odgers / VH1) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Story of their lives?

    Michaels, left, and Rikki Rockett of Poison attend the premiere of the film "Rock Star" in Westwood, Calif., on Sept. 4, 2001. (Vince Bucci / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Familiar script

    Pamela Anderson, right, dated Michaels in 1993-94. A version of a sex tape the couple made appeared on the Internet and was released on DVD in 2005 before Michaels stopped it from being distributed. Anderson also famously starred in another tape with her rocker husband Tommy Lee of Motley Crue. (S. Granitz / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. All about the hair

    The members of Poison, from left, C.C. Deville, Michaels, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett, attend the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 11, 1987. The band was at the forefront of the glam metal scene and the album "Open Up and Say ... Ahh!" was a multi-platinum seller. (Lennox Mclendon / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Take your Poison

    Michaels, center, and guitarist Bobby Dall prance on stage during a 1987 concert at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif. (George Rose / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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